Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

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Control of Nanomaterials for Electronic, Energy and Biotech Applications


Prof. Sungho Jin


Materials Science, University of California, San Diego


Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 3:00:00 PM


Love Building, Room 183


Shirley Manchester


The building block of nanotechnology is the nanomaterials. The fascination and great technical promises associated with nanoscale materials are based on the significant changes in their fundamental physical and chemical properties. For eventual engineering applications of nanomaterials, an ability to control not only their intrinsic structures and properties but also their configurations, precise placements and reproducibility are essential. In this talk, some unique examples of controlling the structure, geometry and properties of nanomaterials such as Ti-oxide nanotubes, carbon nanotubes, magnetic nanoislands and nanoparticles, and semiconductor nanopillars will be described in relation to potential electronic, chemical, mechanical, energy and biotech applications will be discussed. The discussion topics include solar cells and other energy applications of nanomaterials, nanoelectronics arrays, ultra-high-density lithography, magnetic information storage, stem cell control and therapeutics, bone growth, and cardiovascular applications of nanomaterials.


Dr. Sungho Jin received his Ph.D. degree in materials science and engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1974. After two years of research at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, he joined Bell Laboratories at Murray Hill, New Jersey in 1976, where he carried out research for 26 years. He joined UC San Diego in 2002 as a Professor of Materials Science and the inaugural Iwama Endowed Chair, and is currently serving as the Director of UCSD-wide Materials Science & Engineering Program.

His research interests and activities include R&D and applications of nano materials, bio materials, medical device implants/drug delivery materials, magnetic materials, electronic materials, and energy materials.

Dr. Jin has published about 300 papers (including 10 articles in Nature, Science or Nature Materials) with more than 10,000 SCI citations, has given ~130 invited talks at various major technical society meetings, and has ~200 US patents issued or pending. He is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering (elected in 1999), Fellow of American Physical Society (2003), Fellow of American Society for Metals (1994), TMS Fellows (2000), Inaugural MRS Fellow (2008), and received various awards including John Bardeen Award (2007) from TMS, Nano 50 Award (2005), and Albert Sauveur Achievement Award (2009) from ASM. He also serves as the Editor of Acta Materialia.